Filing APRP Continuing Education Credits
Now that you are an APRP, it is important to maintain your credential with continuing education. Below is information on how to maintain your ARPR designation, including earning and filing continuing education credits (CEC).
When to File Continuing Education Credits
The APRP Accreditation is good for five years. In that five year period accredited professionals must earn 60 CECs, with no more than 20 credits earned per year. APRPs files CECs in the spring of the year after the credits were earned. Credits earned during a calendar year may only be reported in the reporting period specific to the calendar year. For example, credits earned in 2019 may only be reported during the regular filing period, but will be accepted during the late filing period (fee applies). See below:
NACHA is unable to accept credits outside the current reporting period. If you have not met CEC requirements in the fourth or fifth year of your APRP accreditation, then you can retake the APRP exam.
Please refer to the Continuing Education Guidelines document for guidance on what educational activities are eligible.
Ways to Earn CECs
There are many types of educational activities that count toward accreditation renewal. Below are a few examples:
Instructions on how to file your APRP credits online will be provided as we approach the regular filing period.
March 31, 2020 - Deadline for filing
April 1-30, 2020 - Late filing (fee applies)
Member: $95/Reporting Year 2019 | Nonmember: $165/Reporting Year 2019
Late Filing Fee – Additional $50 (April 1 – April 30)